For Immediate Release: July 22, 2019
Somerset Patriots & Right2Breathe® Partner for 2nd annual “Home Runs for Healthy Lungs” Night
Flemington, NJ-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Right2Breathe® and The Somerset Patriots to Host a Lung Health Awareness, Education, Screening & Fundraising Event featuring a Pre-Game Car Show on July 31st, 2019 at TD Bank Ballpark
Bridgewater, NJ – Lung Diseases like Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) impacts the daily lives of more than 1.3 million residents of New Jersey; nearly 13 percent of the state’s population. To increase awareness, provide educational resources, and offer baseball fans with the opportunity to take a free lung screening exam, the Somerset Patriots and Right2Breathe® are proud to announce the second annual Home Runs for Healthy Lungs Night, to be held July 31, 2019 at TD Bank Ballpark, when the Patriots host the York Revolution.
A 2008 survey completed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) indicated that more than 800,000 New Jersey adults and children have been diagnosed and currently live with Asthma. An additional study by the CDC showed that more than 450,000 people living in New Jersey have been diagnosed with COPD. Flemington-based non-profit organization Right2Breathe® was established in 2014 to help improve resources for currently diagnosed patients, caregivers and healthcare providers of respiratory diseases, while providing free spirometry exams during their events, which can help people understand how their lungs are currently functioning and is the first step in being diagnosed.
The Home Runs for Healthy Lungs health initiative is a program created by Right2Breathe® for baseball fans to raise awareness of the dangers of nicotine addiction, provide education and guidance for people living with Asthma and COPD, and provide an opportunity for free lung screening. This is the second year of the program with the winningest baseball franchise of the Atlantic League, the Somerset Patriots, which will include a free car show prior to the game. For people interested in participating in the car show, email email@example.com.
“As a New Jersey-based non-profit organization, it was an easy decision to continue our program with the Somerset Patriots,” stated Right2Breathe® CEO and co-founder Joe Morrison. “The key to living with any respiratory disease is early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Through the help of the Patriots along with funding and resources from our partners Novartis, Sunovion, and NDD Medical Technologies we have been able to increase our reach and help more New Jersey residents each year. The Home Runs for Healthy Lungs health initiative builds off the success we’ve had in the automotive space and will permit us to ensure everybody attending the baseball game (especially children and their parents) have the right access to education and resources for living with any respiratory disease.”
Baseball fans and those who are looking to learn more about Respiratory Disease can easily purchase discount $10.00 tickets online. Simply go to www.somersetpatriots.com/tickets/groupportal then click GROUP PORTAL LOGIN (which is button #3) and enter the group password breathe to buy tickets to this amazing, entertaining and educational event.
Right2Breathe® Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in New Jersey. It is the Mission of Right2Breathe® to provide Education, Awareness, Free Screening, and Resources for people who are currently diagnosed or at higher risk of being diagnosed with respiratory disease. We believe that Everybody has a Right2Breathe.
Right2Breathe was founded on the powerful idea that people can overcome difficult obstacles when they allow their passions in life to inspire them. The old adage, “When you do what you love, you don’t work a day in your life” applies to much more than just one’s career choices. We believe that the world is a better place when people use their gifts and talents to follow their dreams. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower people living with lung disease to rekindle the fire for their passions while providing the information necessary for them to take action. We help them renew their commitment to their own wellness while inspiring other members of the respiratory patient community. In addition to the patient community, we provide education for caregivers who support them and the clinicians who treat people living with respiratory disease.
We achieve our mission through Lung Health initiatives, multiple outreach and educational programs. Lung diseases we serve include but are not limited to:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung Cancer
Learn more about Right2Breathe by visiting their website at http://www.Right2Breathe.org.
For Media Inquiries, please contact: Joe Morrison – Chief Executive Officer – Right2Breathe®
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 844-677-7223 ext. 10